Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe
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Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

Air fryer pork chops are seasoned to perfection and the perfect weeknight meal. These pork chops will become your favorite recipe.

Cooking your pork chops in an air fryer is easy and can help you create healthier meals. You will no longer have to worry about cooking time as there are a few points to remember when cooking pork chops.

  • There are several types and models of air fryers; each may cook your meals at different temperatures, and the same for regular ovens.
  • You will need very little oil when using an air fryer, which is a huge plus as we are trying to stay healthy.
  • The air fryer will cook the pork chops evenly as long as they are the same size.
  • Cooking time for cooking will also depend on the size of the pork chops.
Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe
Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

What are the best pork chops, sizes, and types for the air fryer?

Remember, cooking meat with the bone-in is always a good idea. The bone keeps the meat moist and adds more flavor. If you prefer 1/2 inch thick pork chops, they will take about 4 to 6 minutes in the air fryer at 400 degrees F. A 1 1/2 into 2 inches thick pork chop will take about 12 minutes.

How long do you cook pork chops in the air fryer?

Always remember that every kitchen appliance functions differently, and the temperatures differ. It would be best if you never undercooked or overcooked pork chops. A meat thermometer is the best way to check the doneness of the pork meat or any type of meat or poultry. The temperature should read 140°F. Another great tip is to let the meat rest at least for 3 – 5 minutes before cutting. This way, the pork chops will be juicier.

Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe
Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

How to season the air fryer pork chops

With an air fryer, you won’t have much to worry about the type of seasoning you want to use. Depending on the dinner’s theme, mood, or cooking style, your choices are endless.

  • Simple cooking: use garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika
  • Be adventurous but still reserved with your tastebuds: garlic powder, onion powder, ground mustard, paprika, salt, pepper, and brown sugar to get the nice shard color.
  • Adventurous or theme dinner: go with a seasoning blend and add brown sugar. The seasoning blend will again vary based on your preference. With Noubess seasoning blends, you can take a culinary trip whenever you use a different flavor. My favorite seasoning blends for air fryer pork chops are Noubess Garlic and Herb Seasoning, Noubess Cajun Seasoning, salt-free, and Noubess Baharat Seasoning.
  • How about fresh or dried herbs: you can use either or a combination of both. For the wet seasoning, make sure that your mixture is thick and not watery – otherwise, you will not get the nice golden brown color. Also, use a good oil for flavors, such as extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil.
Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe
Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

The ingredients you will need for the air fryer pork chops recipe

I opted to use Noubess Jerk Seasoning, Salt-Free for this recipe because it is a superb and aromatic blend of spices.

  • Pork Chops: Bone-in, center-cut pork chops, about one-and-a-half inches thick.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil or regular Olive oil: For rubbing on the pork chops. You can also use avocado oil.
  • Light or Dark Brown Sugar: This adds a light sweetness to the seasoning making the pork chops very appetizing. 
  • Noubess Jerk Seasoning: excellent flavor combination of spices and it is salt-free.
  • Salt: is optional and not necessary if you are on a low sodium diet. Add salt in moderation.

How to make this air fryer pork chops recipe

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees 
  • Rinse pork chops with regular water or lemon or vinegar water and pat dry completely with a paper towel.
  • Mix the brown sugar and Noubess Jerk Seasoning (if using) and salt to taste in a small bowl.
  • Coat the pork chops with olive oil and rub in the seasoning mix. Rub each chop very well. 
  • Cook the pork chops in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 12 minutes, flipping the pork chops over after 6 minutes.
Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe
Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

Notes and Tips

  • It is best to preheat your air fryer before placing the pork chops inside.
  • After removing the pork chops from the air fryer, let them rest for a couple of minutes before slicing.
  • If you want more flavors, let the pork chops marinate for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Flip over the pork chops halfway during cooking so they can properly and have a nice roasting brown color.
Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe

Deicious, juicy and tender air fryer pork chops ready in under 30 minutes
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dishes
Cuisine American, Caribbean
Servings 2
Calories 350 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 bone-in center-cut pork chops about 1 to 1-½ inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Noubess Jerk Seasoning Salt-Free (use less if you prefer a less spicy meal)
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400˚F.
  • Grease the pork chops with olive oil.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, Noubess Jerk Seasoning, and salt; mix until well incorporated.
  • Season both sides of the pork chops with the seasoning rub.
  • Transfer pork chops to the air fryer basket. (you may want to oil the bottom of the basket if you prefer – do not use a cooking spray, use oil instead)
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes. Flip over the pork chops and continue to cook for another 5-6 more minutes (depending on the thickness of the pork chops) or until the internal temperature registers at 145˚F.
  • Remove pork chops from the air fryer basket and transfer to a plate; let stand 5 minutes before slicing or cutting.
  • Serve with a tossed salad, a grains side dish, or pasta.

Notes

  • It is best to preheat your air fryer before placing the pork chops inside.
  • After removing the pork chops from the air fryer, let them rest for a couple of minutes before slicing.
  • If you want more flavors, let the pork chops marinate for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Flip over the pork chops halfway during cooking so they can properly and have a nice roasting brown color.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 29gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 712mgPotassium: 581mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1191IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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